Tell your state senator: Hands off abortion care in Pennsylvania!
At a time when Americans' access to abortion is endangered, politicians in Harrisburg are trying to block the right to abortion in our state by amending the Pennsylvania Constitution. Extremist lawmakers want to use our foundational document, which typically guarantees the people's rights, as a tool for restricting access to this vital form of healthcare.
Governor Wolf has been a staunch defender of access to abortion. In response, anti-abortion lawmakers are trying to legislate by constitutional amendment, which does not require approval from the governor.
There are already numerous hurdles to abortion in Pennsylvania, especially for people of color, people living in poverty, and rural Pennsylvanians. If Senate Bill 956 passes the legislature twice and is approved by a simple majority of voters, it would lay the foundation for extreme restrictions on abortion care, in the absence of federal constitutional protection of the right to abortion.
S.B. 956 also explicitly prohibits public funding for abortion care, a ban that has the most impact on people who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare coverage and cannot afford to pay for an abortion out of pocket.
Contact your state senator and ask them to protect access to abortion by voting "no" on S.B.956!
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